CCSR Panist Yi-Yang Chen

23rd Annual Concert 2006

Yi-Yang Chen, piano, graduated May, 2014 from The Juilliard School (MM) as a student of Robert McDonald and Jerome Lowenthal. Mr. Chen is currently a doctoral student in Piano Performance at the Eastman School of music, where he also received the Bachelor of Music degree- studying under Douglas Humpherys. Mr. Chen has attended the Taos School of Music Chamber Music Program, and was awarded a fellowship at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara during the summer of 2012. He has studied chamber music with Itzhak Perlman, Joseph Kalichstein, Glenn Dicterow and with members of the Shanghai, Borromeo, Brentano, Cleveland, and Guarneri String Quartets. The Recipient of many awards, as grand prize winner of the 2012 MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition, Mr. Chen was awarded a Steinway piano and two concerts in Miami sponsored by the Chopin Foundation/USA. He captured first prize awards in the Thousand Islands International Chopin Piano Competition, Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artist Competition, and Canada’s Pacific International Piano Competition. He has also won awards in the San Jose International Piano Competition, Heida Hermanns International Competition, Seattle International Piano Competition, and Taiwan Piano Competition. A passionate advocate of the music of our time, Mr. Chen often presented his own composition to the public. He has performed contemporary repertoire with The New Juilliard Ensemble, the AXIOM Ensemble. In Addition to performances in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Mr. Chen has appeared at the Taiwan National Music Concert Hall, Kilbourn Hall, Hatch Recital Hall, and many others throughout the United States and Taiwan.

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